Braces and clear aligners both have advantages for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign, in particular, is a great treatment for many patients with mild to moderate alignment problems. There are a few conditions, like teeth that need vertical alignment correction, that might be better served with traditional braces. But these three patients can reap the benefits of Invisalign and know they have better dental health because of it.
A teenager who needs orthodontic treatment due to crowding is a great candidate for Invisalign. Crowded teeth can create an environment for plaque, bacteria, tooth decay, and gum disease. A teen with these problems may have additional issues with bullying because of the appearance of their smile and the chronic halitosis from their poor dental health. Parents may fear that braces will not only make the social predicament worse, but will worsen the potential for plaque buildup and gum inflammation. Invisalign is designed in such a way that can actually alleviate both problems. It should be removed during meals and the teeth should be brushed and flossed before replacing it in the mouth. This practice will help get rid of plaque and provide the opportunity for gums to heal. And since the aligners are clear, no one will be the wiser about the orthodontic treatment. By the time school pictures come around, there will be a clear difference in the look of your teenager’s smile and hopefully their level of confidence.
Patients who work in business, education, and media are often concerned about their professional appearance. A smile, after all, is a big part of the first impression. Sales professionals, teachers, and people in the public eye often want to make a better impression and realize that straightening their smile is one way to do that. But metal brackets and wires, or even ceramic braces don’t always create the desired image. Invisalign helps here, too. Translucent aligners are unnoticeable, and the treatment can be as short as six months. Getting that million-dollar smile can help you make the sale, capture your students’ attention, and gain the public approval you depend on.
The Busy Mom
The saying goes that “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” In other words, to take care of everyone else, moms have to take care of themselves. This includes taking care of their dental health. Whether underlying problems were never corrected during childhood or new issues have arisen as an adult, taking care of personal health issues is imperative. But moms are always a little short on time and traditional orthodontics uses a lot of that particular resource. Invisalign not only works quickly but allows patients to spend less time at appointments for adjustments and repairs. That’s a perfect combination for a busy mom!
You have lots of options for braces and orthodontic treatment. If you’re looking for the right “fit,” and the best care, call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Agarwal. Raleigh Dental Arts is ready to make your smile your best asset!